Vet Advice

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    Aug 02, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    Just an idea I had today - may be an absolute failure.

    Basically I am a fully qualified veterinarian, and between jobs at the moment. Just to keep me ticking over thought it may be worth seeing if anyone wanted any vet advice. May not be able to help entirely, but can maybe be of assistance! Also great if other vets want to discuss things!

    Things can range from goldfish to cow, advanced neurology to basic vaccination, or even ethics to bereavement. May be some differences between countries.

    Go on, keep me from getting bored!
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    Aug 02, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    I'll need to see a face pic before I trust you with my dogs. icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 02, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    I'll bite... Any neat tricks you can pass along for clipping cats' nails that will keep me from getting all scratched and cut up in the process?
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    Aug 02, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidI'll bite... Any neat tricks you can pass along for clipping cats' nails that will keep me from getting all scratched and cut up in the process?



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    Aug 02, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    You're already a vet at 22? Nice job, Doogie Howser.
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    Aug 02, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
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    Aug 02, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidI'll bite... Any neat tricks you can pass along for clipping cats' nails that will keep me from getting all scratched and cut up in the process?


    I'll echo this, but for a German shepherd-ish dog who's skittish about letting me touch his paws in the first place.
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    Aug 02, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidI'll bite... Any neat tricks you can pass along for clipping cats' nails that will keep me from getting all scratched and cut up in the process?


    Bad cats it can be useful to wrap them in a towel, however your cat may begin to resent you. May be a bit late btu useful to get them used to it when young or try and incorporate it into grooming them. Also get someone else to help you - makes it ALOT easier. Worst comes to worst, take it to a vet/vet nurse/groomer, cos then the cat will hate them and not you. Always take care not to nip the quik as; 1. It will bleed. 2. The y will hate you. As you do it mke sure to apply pressure to teh foot pad, as this will stick teh nails out, making it easier to see and cut. If you are doing it by yourself, try the towel technique or hold them very close and restrain their other legs by wrapping your arm round. Better still, just reduce teh need for it - get a scratching post! Some very bad cats may need a touch of sedative from the vet.

    With your german shepherd, be careful, not sure what your dog is like, but maybe muzzle if there is any chance of a nip/bite (not that they will neccesarily mean it). Restraining a dog, especially as big as a GSD, is difficult. Again vet may be needed. Dogs having larger thicker nails, it is very advisable to invest in proper dog nail clippers. Again watch for the quick of the nail, can be impossible to see in black nails.

    However dogs shouldn't really ever need their nails clipped, make sure you work them on hard surfaces like pavements/stone/tarmac as this will help wear them down.

    Any use?
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    Aug 02, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    endo saidYou're already a vet at 22? Nice job, Doogie Howser.


    Thanks dude. In UK its alot quicker to become a vet, as we can do it as our first degree straight from high school.